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Old February 23rd, 2010, 02:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do i make my own Icons using Better cut. I just bought it..

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 06:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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BetterCut FAQs – How do I use .ico icons? Better Android Apps

can we create our own icon packs? Android And Me Forums

Designing Android Icons | Cute Little Factory

Combined, these 3 pages should get ya where ya wanna go. Have fun!
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 07:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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better cut is SO SLOW, i bought it, never use it.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what would you suggest for custome icons caddy?

^^^ sorry if that sounded snippy, its a genuine question
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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nothing, or dxtop, dxtop has like bettercut on steroids built in as far as changing icons go.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ahhh ... don't know if I'm willing to go full on home replacement yet.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I use bettercut, but very slowly. When I choose an 'Activity' for the icon, I just hit home, and go check my e-mail or something (to kill time).

It takes 10 minutes to make 4 icons (that's if you know what icon's you're using).

Worth it when you're done though. You can uninstall Better Cut, and the icon packs completely, and the icons stay put. Worth it if you want your desktop to be prettier. My background matches my icons in colors (dark blue/black all around)
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 09:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I created a shortcut to my battery information using Bettercut. I know if I download and icon pack, I can change the icon. Is there a quick way to view icon packs other than downloading them, looking at the gallery and then uninstalling if you don't like the set?

Anyone have a recommendation for a nice battery icon? I don't mean a widget - just an icon I can use with my new shortcut.

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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How do i make my own Icons using Better cut. I just bought it..
Are you trying to make actual icons, or replace the icons on your screen?

You will need a photo editing program to make the icons. I created them with Photoshop, but GIMP is free and will work as well. I made my icons 140px x 140px and saved them as .png files. I created a folder on my phone called icons, and moved the ones I wanted there.

To use the icons from the home screen, click + > Shortcut > Better Cut > Activity (now it will take some time to open all the activities. Once your ont the Activities screen, selet the app you want to create a shortcut for. On the next screen you can change the name that goes below the icon and change the icon. Selete Change Icon > Pick Picture > Icons (or what ever you called the folder holding the icon files. Then select the icon you want to use.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No - I don't want to make my own icons. I noticed in the market that you can download icon packs, but it's hard to tell which pack has icons that I like. Just thought if anyone else had found a nice icon for the battery, it could save me from downloading, then later uninstalling icon packs that I don't like.

I did this Shortcut > Better Cut > Activity and now I have a default icon on the screen for the activity that I chose (Battery Information). I thought it would be nice if it was a battery looking sort of icon rather than the default, which is the same as the Settings shortcut icon.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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oh ok.. yea i just wanna change the name and icon thats all .. thank i have the pics.. but i just didnt know how to get the icon to change and the name.. But do the icons have to be on the home screen(s) or can they be on the menu ..
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No - I don't want to make my own icons. I noticed in the market that you can download icon packs, but it's hard to tell which pack has icons that I like. Just thought if anyone else had found a nice icon for the battery, it could save me from downloading, then later uninstalling icon packs that I don't like.

I did this Shortcut > Better Cut > Activity and now I have a default icon on the screen for the activity that I chose (Battery Information). I thought it would be nice if it was a battery looking sort of icon rather than the default, which is the same as the Settings shortcut icon.
I might be able to make you one ... wouldnt be until tonight at the earliest. You just want an icon that looks like a battery?
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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oh ok.. yea i just wanna change the name and icon thats all .. thank i have the pics.. but i just didnt know how to get the icon to change and the name.. But do the icons have to be on the home screen(s) or can they be on the menu ..
You can only change the icons of shortcuts ... so they need to be on the homes creen, not in the app drawer.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i know this is off the topic. but would you get Ahome. Panda HOme.. etc..
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i know this is off the topic. but would you get Ahome. Panda HOme.. etc..
I dont want a full home replacement ... I tried Panda, and it did not allow you to change app drawer icons either.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 02:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yea.. i tried it too ..But finally got Better Cut to work.. Thanks alot.. And i got Beautiful Widgets .. its awsome...
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Better Cut could not do the one and only task I wanted: Change the icons for homescreen folders.

Also, I tried Apps Organizer, but I hated how slow it was.
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I might be able to make you one ... wouldnt be until tonight at the earliest. You just want an icon that looks like a battery?
That would be wonderful! Anytime is fine. Yes - I just want it to look like a battery. Blue, green or purple would be nice Many of the battery widgets you can download have cute little battery shaped icons, but I don't need a widget now that I have my new shortcut.

Thank you!
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That would be wonderful! Anytime is fine. Yes - I just want it to look like a battery. Blue, green or purple would be nice Many of the battery widgets you can download have cute little battery shaped icons, but I don't need a widget now that I have my new shortcut.

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Here is an icon for Battery Info.

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you can use photoshop to edit or create your own icons, and just save them as png files. then just create a new folder under your albums and you can select them from there.
here are some i made....

sorry so big but they get resized automatically
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Thank you so much - this is perfect!!!
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Thank you so much - this is perfect!!!
No problem ... if anyone else needs an icon for an app, let me know
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Hey what do u use to make the icons..
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I use PhotoShop CS4 ... but I have heard Gimp works good and is free
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